Democratic contenders for the White House have focused on early-childhood education and college access, but not said much about K-12 policy.
South Dakota and the U.S. Department of Education are disagreeing about the state's educator evaluation plans and what they should mean for its NCLB waiver.
Duncan's been dogged by questions about his controversial moves on K-12, including championing new Common Core State Standards tests, expanding charter schools, and evaluations.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and I talked accountability, NCLB reauthorization, and the thing he wishes he had done earlier.
Fans of discussions about K-12 policy had little to cheer about Wednesday, but education did get occasional mentions from some of the GOP candidates.
Andrew Marcinek will be the first staff member at the agency ever to serve in the role. He will work out of the office of educational technology under its director, Richard Culatta.
The Common Core State Standards could get the most air time, but other issues have cropped up on the campaign trail since the first debate, such as teachers' unions.
For the past three years, Andrew has brought his signature blend of wonkiness and humor to Education Week's state coverage and to the State Edwatch blog.
With his poll numbers sagging in his presidential campaign, GOP Gov. Scott Walker vowed to end the National Labor Relations Board and reduce union power in other ways.
The president is unveiling changes aiming to give students information about how much aid they qualify for earlier and encourage more low-income students to go after federal grants and loans.